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Microsoft Touts Windows On Linux Site

Jan 10, 2006, 01:00 (16 Talkback[s])

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WebProNews: Microsoft Touts Windows On Linux Site

[ Thanks to Curt Howland for this link. ]

"Microsoft has long made various efforts to show how Windows exceeds Linux in a variety of enterprise situations, but a current advertising campaign by the company showed up in an unlikely place.

"To bolster the case of Windows as a better operating system choice than Linux, Microsoft picked up some advertising space and provided links to four whitepapers comparing the two OSes. Microsoft chose what some might see as an unusual site to publish that advertising: Linux Today. Jupitermedia runs Linux Today, a site which aggregates Linux news from a variety of sources..."

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Linux-Watch: Linux Benefits from Microsoft's Ads Against It

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"I am shocked, shocked, I tell you to find out that Microsoft has ads on a Linux site!!

"For some reason beyond my little brain, digg.com readers are upset that 'Linux Today has sold a significant portion of their retail web space to Microsoft with a 'Linux Reference Center.' Microsoft then uses it to slam Linux...!'"

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